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Fact Check #6

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

In the original Frontierland, were the carts in the Horsetopia on rails, or could kids direct their ponies to go wherever they liked?


Fact Check #5

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Can anyone recall when the Main Street candy shop started bottling the scent it pumps into the street and selling it as a perfume?


Fact Check #4

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Where did all the leftover concrete go when they hollowed out the Matterhorn to build the roller coaster?


Fact Check #3

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

In what year did the Haunted Mansion incident occur during which a couple was making out during the attraction and, upon exiting, found a bloody hook embedded in the side of their Doombuggie?


Fact Check #2

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Another question from the team fact-checking 396 Pure, Unadulterated, Dyed-In-The-Wool, 100% Made-Up, Completely Fake Disneyland “Facts”: When Disney announced the Pirates of the Caribbean overlay for next year’s Star Wars Week, they mentioned several characters that would appear in the attraction, including Darth Cutlas, Arr2-D2, and Captain Han Sparrow. Can you remember the rest of their names? And do any of you have a copy of the leaked script for the revised “Buy an Imperial Slave” scene (“We wants the bun-head!” and all that)?

Another question: At the Star Trader shop in Tomorrowland, have they finally gotten replacement Build Your Own R2 Unit parts, or are they still plagued by bad motivators?


Fact Check #1

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

We’re deep in the final fact-checking process of putting together our new book, 396 Pure, Unadulterated, Dyed-In-The-Wool, 100% Made-Up, Completely Fake Disneyland “Facts” and could use some assistance.

For many years, Wally Boag was the chief funny man of the Golden Horseshoe Review. As part of the show, he used to tell a very long, very funny joke, the punch line of which was, “The Aristocats!” Can anyone remember how it goes? We can’t recall and we want to mention it in our book. If memory serves, they did a documentary about this joke some years ago, but we can’t seem to find it.


Kevin Yee’s New Book

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Kevin Yee at has a new book available: Mouse Trap. Although the title might make you think this is just a takeoff on The Parent Trap (but with mice), the book is really much more than that. It is, in fact, a complete account of the years Yee spent working at Disneyland, recorded in excruciating detail in 15-minute increments. Every moment — from his arrival in the parking lot in the morning to clocking out at night — is completely described, starting with his first day of employment, and ending on the day he was let go for spending so much time writing in his diary at work.

Because the book’s cover is not yet ready, Yee is offering a special pre-publication deal. Order the book now and you will receive not only the book in a plain temporary cover, but also a special chapter in which appears all of the entries that have been removed from the final addition (most of which, unfortunately, involve using the restroom).